Black Lives Movement at Texas State

Poem: ‘Resistance’

                                            Within morning’s unsettled light,

        students stride out
into the streets,

                            shocked by
                              their hopefulness,

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      the dark wine

                              of their defiance —

                                                                      comrades, gathering
                                                                      to breach the battlements.

— San Marcos, Nov. 2016

Read more about civic action rising in San Marcos at Texas State University.

This poem appears in the February 2017 issue of the Texas Observer. Read more from the issue or subscribe now.

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